Sudan: Blanket and a Bible
As a Christ-follower wanting to be a part of local and foreign mission efforts but sometimes not quite sure what to do, I sometimes feel stuck. Stuck because there are so many valid ministries out there that are doing great things for the kingdom of God and not knowing which ones I should partner with. So I wanted to share one such opportunity that our family has decided to invest in, especially during this Christmas season. It’s a very simple opportunity, but one that is making a tremendous difference. It’s an effort called “Sudan: Blanket and a Bible” by The Voice of the Martyrs. If you’re not familiar with this ministry, you need to set aside some time to spend on their website, persecution.com. It will rock your world. VOM is committed to the suffering, persecuted church all across the globe–not only through making others aware of the need, but also through practical efforts to help the persecuted church as well as innovative ways to get the gospel into closed countries.
Here’s a little excerpt from the flyer I received in the mail recently that will help you understand what Sudan: Blanket and a Bible is all about.
“Sudanese Christians have faced horrific persecutions at the hands of a radical Islamic regime. An estimated two million Sudanese have been killed during two decades of civil war, including many Christians. A glimmer of hope exists with the peace accords, and we can help our Sudanese brothers and sisters rebuild their lives and Christian witness. Sudanese Christians live a simple lifestyle, owning few or no material possessions. However, some items are essential to their survival. One blanket can make a difference.
Now with VOM’s Sudan: Blanket and a Bible ministry outreach, everyone can have a part. Along with each blanket sent, VOM will provide a copy of He Lived Among Us, an illustrated Bible storybook. This program sends a strong message to our Sudanese family that they are not forgotten, and we stand with them in rebuilding their communities with the love of Christ.”
So here’s all you do:
1. Collect good quality, new or used blanket(s).
2. Add $2 per blanket for handling, shipping into Sudan.
3. VOM will add a He Lived Among Us illustrated Bible storybook.
4. Send blankets and collected funds to:
“Sudan: Blanket and a Bible”
The Voice of the Martyrs
510 W Adeline
Bartlesville, OK 74003
If you and your family have been looking for a mission effort to give to this Christmas season, I definitely recommend this one.